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Opihi picker rescued in Hilo

Big Island firefighters rescued an opihi picker who was swept out to sea last night near Kings Landing in Hilo.

The incident was reported at 6:21 p.m. The victim was swept into the ocean and couldn’t make it back to land, firefighters said. The fire department helicopter and a rescue boat were able to reach the opihi picker and bring the victim back to shore.

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